The "Burned-Over District"

Andrew Novak

Background / Origins

  • The "Burned-Over District" was especially susceptible to religious revivals throughout the nineteenth century
  • Provided for thousands of Protestants converts, new religions, Utopian experiments, and a number of new religions

Important Leaders and their Contributions

Joseph Smith;

Smith was the creator of his own religion

Smith translated a history ancient inhabitants of North America that was written on

tablets of gold. These translations were published in the Book of Mormon in 1830

Shortly after the publication of the book of Mormon in 1830, Smith formally founded his


Charles Finney;

Ann Lee;

Major Beliefs / Practices